Thursday, June 13, 2024 UTC

JAN 28: THE SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON (3RD SUNDAY BEFORE THE GREAT FAST) AND PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

parable-prodigal-son-01  JAN 28: DIVINE LITURGY – 9:00 AM (LIVE STREAMED), DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM.

Note: Father Vasyl’s Homily is in today’s Bulletin.

FATHER WHO REFUSES TO GIVE UP ON YOU Homily for Sunday of the Prodigal Son (from Father Basilius Magnus):FATHER WHO REFUSES TO GIVE UP ON YOU

PROPERS: 01-28-24_Sunday_Prodigal_Son_DL

Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/

Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/directory

Reading from the “Journey Through the Great Fast” – Sunday of the Prodigal Son: SundayofProdigalSon

Reading for Sunday of the Prodigal Son: PRELentenReadingSundayoftheProdigalSon

OUR JOURNEY TO PASCHA 2024: https://stjosaphateparchy.com/our-journey-to-pascha-2024/

GOD WITH US ON LINE – THE SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON (from February 5, 2023): https://godwithusonline.org/reflections/the-sunday-of-the-prodigal-son-ruthenian/

Today’s Gospel Reading is Luke 15: 11-32, The Prodigal Son and His Brother, which is also the name of this Sunday. It is a story about a father and his 2 sons. The theme of the story is repentance and acceptance.  The Prodigal Son is an image of each of us, as we resolve to break with our sins, return from exile, and start a new life. The parable gives assurance that the Father will receive us with joy and gladness in our journey through Great Lent/Fast and our journey home to God.

Countdown to Great Lent 2024 (ByziKids – for those with children): https://drive.google.com/file/d/10wwM6rFRy-xRHmf0fqUlhY4srLcuP0Xg/view

“Preparation for the Great Fast

As noted during the last two weeks, the season of the Great Fast is preceded by liturgical preparation.  We are now three Sundays before its beginning, during which we prepare ourselves for abstinence, prayer, and repentance. We are again reminded of our need for a “Lenten springtime,” and of the spiritual pitfalls that can divert us from our goal of communion with God. This third Sunday before the Great Fast, is the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, which teaches us about repentence and acceptance. The Prodigal Son is an image of each of us, as we resolve to break with our sins, return from exile, and start a new life and return to God. This is also the last week to eat meat and thus, is called Meatfare Week.”  From the Metropolitan Cantor Institute, Byzantine Eparchy of Pittsburgh – https://mci.archpitt.org/liturgy/Great_Fast.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

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